There are many things you can achieve without a coach, and there are many more things you will achieve with a coach than without a coach. To improve your chances of success and to reach heights even you cannot imagine in your business and in your personal life, you will benefit from the services of a coach.
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“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential” – Bob Nardelli
The success of coaches and coaching is more visible in the arena of sports. However, let me assure you that business people as well as politicians all engage the services of coaches to help them reach their goals and achieve their dreams.
So why not you?
Let me give you 10 reasons why you should engage and pay top money for the services of a coach.
#1. Your Personal and Professional Goals Become Clearer
If you are unclear about what your goals are or why you want to pursue that dream, you will waste time and energy going after the wrong things that ultimately do not take you closer but may in fact be drawing you away from your goals. Your coach will bring clarity to your goals and can then focus your energy on what is truly important to you.
#2. You Overcome Inertia and Take Action
The coaching process will help you set clear goals and milestones along the way to achieving your dreams. Suddenly, the large overwhelming project or business idea doesn’t seem so overwhelming any longer. The process of clarifying goals also helps you break it down and set more achievable targets. This increases your chances of taking action.
#3. You Develop Solutions that Fit Your Skills, Resources and Ability
Your coach need not be an expert in your chosen field. But your coach needs to be an expert in the coaching process. All the solutions to your present and future challenges are drawn out of you by your coach. Because the solutions are yours, they are more likely to be a good fit for your skills, resources and abilities.
#4. You Become Accountable
To be accountable is to be answerable. This is more powerful when you voluntarily make yourself accountable as in a coaching relationship. To get the most out of your coaching relationship, you have to ensure that you keep your promises and do what you have agreed to do. Always let your coach know early in the process about obstacles you are facing.
#5. You Exceed Your Expectations
Your coach will help you set high but achievable expectations. This in turn means that you will be called upon to stretch and challenge yourself to go beyond what you are comfortable with. There are a few things which you think are beyond your capabilities. Your coach will help you find the strength and energy from within you to exceed your expectations.
#6. You Uncover Your Self Limiting Beliefs
Once you begin to exceed your own expectations you enter into a phase where your belief in yourself is so great that you begin to do things you were earlier fearful of doing. The self-imposed barriers that limited your growth and success are no longer there. Your perception of what is achievable increases and you will begin to set even higher goals and targets for yourself.
#7. You Are In Charge of Your Personal Development
This means that you can move as quickly or as slowly as you want to. Give your coach permission to determine the pace. Since you are paying for the service, allow the professional to do their job by helping you unlock your potential and achieving your dreams. Don’t drag your feet. Do what you have said you will do in the shortest possible time and then do more than is expected of you.
#8. Your Morale and Passion Remain High
Success begets success. As you succeed in the smaller tasks, your passion and enthusiasm increases and your morale is high. This will make you a happier and a more confident person. Because of earlier success, you are confident that it is only a matter of time before you achieve bigger and more rewarding goals. This can only be a good thing.
#9. You Build a Lasting Relationship With a Professional Who is Focussed On Your Success
More than you want to succeed, your coach wants you to succeed. There is an opportunity to develop a business and professional relationship that lasts longer than your coaching contract. Coaching thrives in an environment of trust. You trust that your coach has your best interest at heart. Invest the time and effort in making the relationship a success by working on your agreed goals.
#10. You Grow As a Person
Long after the end of your coaching contract, your growth as a person is still evident to you and to the people around you. Your view of what is possible is changed forever. You no longer set small challenges for yourself; you become a bigger and better person. Here is what happens to you: you grow beyond your wildest imagination!
The Next Steps
Now that you know the benefits of getting a coach, you need to take a decision on whether this route is for you at this stage of your life or business. Many coaches offer free taster sessions just to get to know you and for you to know them and determine if they can be of any help to you.
Remember that you are in charge of the coaching relationship and so make full use of that power to start or stop any coaching relationship that is no longer working for you.
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